PJ Harvey

Adele, ‘Blackadder’ and PJ Harvey Honoured By The Queen

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List was published on Friday, and among the 1,800 or so names, honours have been given to more than a few familiar names to Anglophenia readers.

10 Greatest British Tracks of 2011

As the sun sets on another year, and the bloggers post their final compilations, attempting to make sense of quite a disparate musical landscape, the Anglophenia music obsessives have been busy in conference, trying to work out who ...

Back Off Adele, PJ Harvey Wins The Mercury Prize…Again

Well now, here’s a turn-up for the books. Last night saw the 2011 Mercury Music Prize ceremony take place, and as always there was a shortlist of ten remarkable albums, and a panel of judges picked out the one they felt was the ...

Adele, Elbow, PJ Harvey Nominated For Mercury Prize

The nominations for this year’s Mercury Awards have just been announced, and as usual, there are no clear front-runners as yet (although if I was in charge, it’d be an easy win for Everything Everything), so here’s the full list ...

Music Roundup: Coldplay, Muse to Headline Lollapalooza

With Coachella already done and Bonnaroo and Glastonbury set to go, rabid music lovers looking to sweat it out at yet another summer music festival can now look ahead to Lollapalooza.

Music Roundup: Jessie J Looks to Spread the ‘L.O.V.E.’ on U.S. Debut

She is inescapable, that Jessie J. And today (April 12), the English pop maven finally brings her UK chart-topping debut, Who You Are, to the States.

The Tellyvangelist: April 11 – 17

In your weekly guide to all that’s British on American TV, Cat Deeley leads five Royally Mad Yankees on a London tour, The Ricky Gervais Show has its season finale, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution hits the West Coast, and ...

Music Roundup: PJ Harvey Brings Us ‘Let England Shake’

At last, Polly Jean Harvey‘s Let England Shake is here. Her first for Vagrant Records, the dozen-song set was recorded with her longtime collaborator John Parish, Mick Harvey and producer Flood in a 19th century church in Dorset, ...

A Valentine Day’s Gift Guide for Your Brit-Loving Sweetheart

My wife laughed when she heard that anyone had asked me for any kind of advice about Valentine’s Day. They’re just looking for some cool British-themed stuff, like movies and books, I explained.

Music Roundup: White Lies Pack a Punch with ‘Ritual’

Out this week is the fantastic new album from London’s White Lies. Produced by Alan Moulder (Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails), the 10-song set that is Ritual builds upon the swarthy alt-rock trio’s 2008 debut, To Lose My ...